SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Dropbox announced that it wants to replace your hard drive and is aiming to do so by expanding from an app to an entire platform of services. The company is holding its developers’ conference in San Francisco this week.
They’re talking about turning Dropbox into something you kind of just ignore that would be sort of be synonymous with the hard drive of your computer, except it would live on their servers in the cloud.
It could automatically save a file in the cloud, which you can do now, to functioning as a way to automatically write apps to Dropbox instead of to your devices memory or storage.
It would also be able to save the state of a game you’re playing. For instance, if you’re playing a game on your iPhone and you quit and you want to go back and play it on your PC, Dropbox will tell the game exactly where you left off. It uses the cloud for ubiquitous storage.